Top 10 #2
([May] 2003)

DC, 2001 Series
Volume
2
Price
14.99 USD; 18.99 CAD
Pages
148
On-sale Date
2003-03-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
America's Best Comics
ISBN
978-1-56389-966-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781563899669 51499
Editing
Scott Dunbier (original series)

Issue Notes

Printed in Canada

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Top Ten / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha; Zander Cannon
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hyperdog; Toybox

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Top Ten / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Top Ten / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha
Inks
Jose Villarrubia
Colors
Jose Villarrubia
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hyperdog; King Peacock; Joe Pi

Indexer Notes

Painted illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Top Ten / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Publisher's Information and Indicia.

Top 10 Collected Edition Book 2 (Table of Contents: 4)

Top Ten / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Title and Artist Credits.

Girl One and Dust Devil Character Sketches by Gene Ha (Table of Contents: 5)

Top Ten / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Ha
Pencils
Gene Ha
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Gene Ha
Letters
Gene Ha

Genre
superhero
Characters
Girl One; Dust Devil

Chapter One (Table of Contents: 6)

Top Ten / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Hi-Rez Game by ScoDee! (Table of Contents: 7)

Top Ten / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha; Zander Cannon (layouts)
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Chris Garcia
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Girl One; Irma Geddon; Smax; Toybox; Peregrine; Jack Phantom; Dust Devil
Synopsis
Girl One plays the Top 10 handheld game.
Reprints

The Overview (Table of Contents: 8)

Top Ten / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Gene Ha; Zander Cannon (layouts)
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Wildstorm FX
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Monday , October 12th 1999:
Genre
superhero
Characters
Peregrine; McCambridge; Janus; Jack Phantom; Jetman; Dust Devil; Synaesthesia; King Peacock; Irma Geddon; Girl One; Commissioner Ultima; Mr. Nebula; Saroona (dead); Kapela; The Hound; The Black Boomerang [Gil Marchioness]; M'rrgla Qualtz; The Night 'Porter [Neville Bennet]; Plastic Man (cameo); Elastic Lad (cameo); Elongated Man (cameo); Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Thomas the Tank Engine (cameo); Ronald Reagan (portrait) (cameo); the Fantastic Four (in portrait, as Les Demoiselles d'Avignon) (cameo); flying monkeys (cameo); Spaceman Spiff (cameo); Astro Boy (cameo); Man-Bat (cameo); the Angel (X-Men) (cameo); the Vulture (Adrian Toomes)(cameo); the Wizard (Frightful Four)(cameo); Professor X (cameo); Barbara Gordon (cameo); the Chief (Doom Patrol) (cameo); R2-D2 (cameo); Mirror Master (cameo); Bat-Mite (cameo); Mr. Mxyztplk (cameo); Evil Spock (Mirror, Mirror) (cameo); Evil Kirk (Mirror, Mirror) (cameo); Evil Uhura (Mirror, Mirror) (cameo); Crime Syndicate of America [Ultraman; Superwoman; Power Ring] (cameo); Nightmare (Marvel) (cameo); robot from Metropolis (cameo); Alfred E. Neuman (on poster) (cameo); Will Robinson (cameo); Dr. Smith (cameo); Robot (Lost in Space) (cameo); Loki (Marvel) (cameo)
Synopsis
Peregrine works a traffic accident, Girl One plays the Top Ten game, and King Peacock leaves for Grand Central.
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Indexer Notes

The story includes several references to other comics or literature, sometimes in artwork or in wordplay. These include: Yellow Submarine; Sentinel (X-Men); Zeta Beam; Boom Tube; Superman: The Movie; Crisis on Infinite Earths; Lady Blackhawk.

Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 9)

Top Ten / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

When in Rome... (Table of Contents: 10)

Top Ten / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha; Zander Cannon (layouts)
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Chris Garcia
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
King Peacock; Technozoic
Synopsis
King Peacock fights Technozoic in the arena.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Technozoic's appearance on the cover doesn't completely match the character's appearance inside (i.e. it appears to have an extra set of feet on the cover).

Rules of Engagement (Table of Contents: 11)

Top Ten / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Gene Ha; Zander Cannon (layouts)
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man, Duane, them Clicker Kids are loud!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dust Devil; Shock-Headed Peter; Hyperdog; Jetman; King Peacock; Jack Phantom; Synaesthesia; Smax; Toybox; Wolfspider; Monsoon; Irma Geddon; Girl One; Ex-Verminator; Cosmouse; Saturnian Scrap-Hunter; Galactapuss; Neural 'Nette; M'rrgla Qualtz; Legionnaire Briareus; Legionnaire Hercula; Centurion Midas; Technozoic [Delta 2401]; Reynard; The Caryatid [Gina Marconi]; Ron Wornow; Cherry Bomb; Cerebra; The Night 'Porter; Forever People (cameo); Hercules (DC version) (cameo); Hercules (Marvel version) (cameo); Hercules (as played by Steve Reeves) (cameo); Hercules (the Mighty Hercules) (cameo); Mars (Wonder Woman) (cameo); Cerberus (cameo); Little Caesar (pizza billboard) (cameo); Atlas (cameo); Hawkgirl (cameo); Bouncing Beatnik (Astro City) (cameo); Cleopatra (Astro City) (cameo); Hamburglar (cameo); Elsie Borden (cameo); Elmer Borden (cameo); Hippolyta (Wonder Woman) (cameo); Etta Candy (cameo); Asterix (cameo); Obelix (cameo); Dogmatix (cameo); Batman (cameo); Owlman (Earth 3) (cameo); Nite Owl (Watchmen) (cameo); Marvin the Martian (cameo); Cyclops (X-Men) (cameo)
Synopsis
The cat and mouse war goes cosmic, King Peacock fights in the arena in Grand Central, Shock-Headed Peter sees Hyperdog kissing Neural 'Nette, and Ron Wornow gets a bad feeling.
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Indexer Notes

The story includes numerous references to other comics or literature, often in artwork or in wordplay. These include: Holliday Girls; the Huntress (Batman); Wolverine; Tales of Suspense; Journey Into Mystery; Strange Tales; Amazing Adult Fantasy; Iron Man; Captain America; Kang the Conqueror; Hourman; Hydra; Comics Code Seal of Approval; The Fly (movie); N.W.A.; the Trojan horse; Apocalypse Now; O'Ni; Omni-Man; Posthuman; Fantastic Four # 40-50 ("Galactus Trilogy"); The Beverly Hillbillies.

Chapter Three (Table of Contents: 12)

Top Ten / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Officer Down! (Table of Contents: 13)

Top Ten / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Chris Garcia
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jetman; Smax
Synopsis
Jetman kneels over the body of a downed officer while Smax is distraught in the background.
Reprints

Music for the Dead (Table of Contents: 14)

Top Ten / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Gene Ha; Zander Cannon (layouts)
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wednesday, October 14th, 1999:
Genre
superhero
Characters
Smax; Toybox; Hyperdog [Kemlo]; Jetman; Jack Phantom; Dust Devil; Shock-Headed Peter; Irma Geddon; Girl One (dies); Peregrine; Synaesthesia; Monsoon; Micromaid; Wolfspider; The Word; G Whiz; Bluejay (dead); Commissioner Ultima (dies); The Night 'Porter (dies); M'rrgla Qualtz (dies); The Rumor; Boy Commandos (cameo); Newsboy Legion (cameo); Josie and the Pussycats (cameo); Captain Caveman (cameo)
Synopsis
When Commissioner Ultima visits Top Ten, Synesthesia recognizes her perfume as the scent on Graczik's body. Synesthesia attempts to arrest her and Commissioner Ultima goes on a rampage, killing Girl One, M'rrgla Qualtz, and The Night 'Porter and injuring Toybox before she is subdued.
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Keywords
Drug addiction; police

Chapter Four (Table of Contents: 15)

Top Ten / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

His First Day on the New Job... (Table of Contents: 16)

Top 10 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Smax; Toybox; Hyperdog; Shock-Headed Peter; Irma Geddon; Joe Pi; Captain Traynor
Reprints

His First Day on the New Job (Table of Contents: 17)

Top 10 / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Zander Cannon (Layouts); Gene Ha (Pencils)
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, you must be Joe.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Smax; Toybox; Hyperdog [Kemlo]; Jack Phantom; Shock-Headed Peter; Irma Geddon; Peregrine; Joe Pi; Captain Traynor [Jetman]; Shirley Teller; Mickey Millions; Roy Radium [Science Lad]; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt (cameo); Wonder Woman ("updated" version from 1968) (cameo); Philip J. Fry (cameo); Turanga Leela (cameo); Bender (cameo); Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel] (cameo); Forbush-Man (cameo); the Invisible Man (Claude Rains movie) (cameo); Larry Trainor (Negative Man) (cameo); Nurse Spratt (Fables) (cameo); Oscar Wilde (cameo); Odin (cameo); Fu Manchu (cameo); Deadman (cameo); Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics version) (cameo); the Ghostly Trio (cameo); Casper the Friendly Ghost (cameo); the Spirit (cameo); Ebony (cameo); the Hanged Man (cameo); Powerpuff Girls (cameo); Beppo the Supermonkey (cameo); Peter Parker (cameo)
Synopsis
Joe Pi meets great resistance when he joins Top 10, both because he's replacing the late Girl 1 and because many officers resent working with an Artificial Intelligence. By his high skills and his deep empathy, he begins to win acceptance.
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Keywords
A. I.; Artificial Intelligence; funeral; grief; police; prejudice; robot

Indexer Notes

The story contains numerous references to other comics or literature, often in artwork or in wordplay. These include: Stan Lee; Plastic Man; Spider-Man No More! (The Amazing Spider-Man # 50); Tetsuo; Futurama; Batman (1966 TV show); Superman, King of Earth (Action Comics # 311-312); Dr. Fate; Soylent Green; Elektra; Professor X; Jean Gray; Scott Summers; Reed Richards; Warren Worthington; Richie Rich; Chibi; George W. Bush; Justice League of America; Monster League of Evil; Boy George; Animal Man; Vykin the Black; Mother Box; Thor; Engels & Marx; Iron Man; Silver Surfer; Elzie Segar [E. C. Segar]; Blackhawks; NYPD Blue; Tetsuo; Garanimals.

Chapter Five (Table of Contents: 18)

Top Ten / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Court on the Street (Table of Contents: 19)

Top Ten / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Ha ?
Inks
Gene Ha ?
Colors
Alex Sinclair ?
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Dust Devil; Shock-Headed Peter; Smax; Synaesthesia; Irma Geddon; Jack Phantom; King Peacock; Joe Pi; Hyperdog; Multi-Girl; Peregrine; The Word
Reprints
Keywords
police

Court on the Street (Table of Contents: 20)

Top Ten / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Gene Ha; Zander Cannon (layouts)
Inks
Gene Ha
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, we vanquished the Krell Armada here on the barren world of Zorn, but we couldn't have done it without your help, M'rrgla!
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Dust Devil; Shock-Headed Peter; Smax; Synaesthesia; Irma Geddon; Jack Phantom; King Peacock; Joe Pi; Hyperdog [Kemlo]; Multi-Girl; Peregrine; Bluejay (on video); M'rrgla Qualtz (on video); The Word; Sun Woman; Seven Sentinels [The Hound; Atoman; Davey Jones; Black Boomerang; Kingfisher; The Sceptre; The Sizzler]; Captain Traynor [Jetman]; Young Sentinels [Blackie; Boots; Scorchy; Pup; Atomaid; ? Jones] Dr. Dolittle (as played by Eddie Murphy) (cameo); Dr. Dolittle (as played by Rex Harrison) (cameo); Speedy Alka-Seltzer (cameo); Frito Bandito (cameo); Sandy Dennis (cameo); George Peppard (cameo); Dastardly (cameo); Muttley (cameo); Dr. Strangelove (cameo); Groucho Marx (cameo); E.T. (cameo); Peter Pan (cameo); Tinkerbelle (cameo); Wendy (cameo); Michael (cameo); John (cameo); Detective Chimp (cameo)
Synopsis
Drama unfolds as the Top Ten crew attempts to capture the rogue superhero group the Seven Sentinels.
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Keywords
Child abuse; child molestation; child molesters; pedophiles; pedophilia; police; sexual abuse

Indexer Notes

The story includes numerous references to other comics or literature, often in artwork or in wordplay. These include: Justice League of America; Green Arrow; Superman; Batman; Aquaman; Green Lantern; the Flash (Silver Age); Supergirl; Robin; Aqualad; Kid Flash; Snapper Carr; Wonder Woman; Holliday Girls; Snoopy; Fortress of Solitude; Ma and Pa Kent; Kandor; Wayne Manor; Alfred; Batcave; Batmobile; the Beatles; Blue Beetle; Robotman; Popuppians; Golden Age of Comics; Hendrickson and Andre (Blackhawks); Ernst Blofeld; Secret Sanctum of the Justice League; Jonah Hex; Neal Adams; Denny O'Neill; Green Lantern/Green Arrow logo; the Maltese Falcon; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966 film); power ring; Bill Clinton; General Immortus; Teen Titans; Wacky Races (1968 TV show); kryptonite; vibranium; sea monkeys; Amazo; Stan Lee; Monsieur Mallah; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Topo (Aquaman's octopus); Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang; The Nightmare Before Christmas; Jeeves; Count Nefaria; International Harvester; Slave Ship of Space.

Dedications (Table of Contents: 21)

Top Ten / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore; Gene Ha; Zander Cannon; ?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Dedication from the artist and Synopsis of each one.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alan Moore (photo)
Synopsis
Synopsis of the artists of Top Ten.

Indexer Notes

The Synopsis here are the same ones that are presented on the Dedication page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Top Ten / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Top Ten
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Top Ten
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Top Ten
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Top Ten
  5. 4. Top 10 Collected Edition Book 2
    Top Ten
  6. 5. Girl One and Dust Devil Character Sketches by Gene Ha
    Top Ten
  7. 6. Chapter One
    Top Ten
  8. 7. Hi-Rez Game by ScoDee!
    Top Ten
  9. 8. The Overview
    Top Ten
  10. 9. Chapter Two
    Top Ten
  11. 10. When in Rome...
    Top Ten
  12. 11. Rules of Engagement
    Top Ten
  13. 12. Chapter Three
    Top Ten
  14. 13. Officer Down!
    Top Ten
  15. 14. Music for the Dead
    Top Ten
  16. 15. Chapter Four
    Top Ten
  17. 16. His First Day on the New Job...
    Top 10
  18. 17. His First Day on the New Job
    Top 10
  19. 18. Chapter Five
    Top Ten
  20. 19. Court on the Street
    Top Ten
  21. 20. Court on the Street
    Top Ten
  22. 21. Dedications
    Top Ten
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Top Ten
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